Emily Kubincanek

Emily Kubincanek is a Senior Contributor for Film School Rejects and resident classic Hollywood fan. When she's not writing about old films, she works as a librarian and film archivist. You can find her tweeting about Cary Grant and hockey here: @emilykub_
Madam Satan

The Flop that Ruined Musicals for Cecil B. DeMille

By Emily Kubincanek 

We look at the 1930 film ‘Madam Satan’ — where it fails and where it accidentally succeeds.

Johnny Eager

Romance, Crime, and Queer-coding in ‘Johnny Eager’

By Emily Kubincanek 

The queer storyline and fascinating lives of the lead actors set this film apart from other crime romances before and since.

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The Turner Classic Movies Rebrand Signals a Bright Future for Old Movies

By Emily Kubincanek 

TCM adopts a new look that matches recent efforts to modernize how we see old movies.

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The Contradictory Mexican-American Representation of ‘Bordertown’

By Emily Kubincanek 

The 1935 film relies on stereotypes but inadvertently shows the debilitating barriers that racism puts on Mexican immigrants.

My Name Is Julia Ross

Loss of Identity in ‘My Name is Julia Ross’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Suspense, camp, and social commentary are all on display in this early film noir.

Dementia movie

The Unsettling Appeal of ‘Dementia’

By Emily Kubincanek 

In 1955, John Parker’s experimental feature didn’t find its deserved audience. Today, we present it as an essential work of horror cinema existing in the canon beyond the classics.

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Dorothy Arzner’s ‘Working Girls’ Shows Depression Hard-Knocks from the Female Perspective

By Emily Kubincanek 

Dorothy Arzner’s 1931 film ‘Working Girls’ shows “MEN may do the bossing — but the girls make their own plans for them!’

History Is Made At Night Cooking

Love Needs No Explanation in ‘History is Made at Night’

By Emily Kubincanek 

The restored Criterion edition of Frank Borzage’s masterpiece romance shows the talent and intuition he had to reach the audience’s hearts.

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Film History Comes to Life in ‘Hollywood Home Movies: Stars at Work and Play’

By Emily Kubincanek 

From all-star tennis to Alfred Hitchcock eating a banana, these Academy Film Archive home movies show a different side of Hollywood throughout history.